Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998
Lillian Luebben, 82, formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at a nursing center in Aurora, Colo.
The body was cremated. There were no services.
Mrs. Luebben was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Sioux City, the daughter of Bina and Martin Pedersen. She graduated from Central High School in 1934.
She married Rodney V. Luebben in July 1939. He died May 11, 1989.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Alteri of Aurora; five grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Boe of Sioux City.
Duane I Popp
Duane Ivan Popp, 64, of Sioux City died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Alva Hohl and the Rev. Carol Wassmuth officiating. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Popp was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Manilla, Iowa, the son of Irwin and Eldren (Ranniger) Popp. He was raised in the Walnut, Iowa area.
He graduated from Walnut High School and attended Iowa State University.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe.
He married Margaret Jane Tompkins and later married Donna Jones Parden.
He was employed with the Iowa Department of Transportation for 30 years, retiring in December 1996.
He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, where he was a sponsor for the Youth Group and was involved in Sunday School. He was also a member of Northwest Iowa Sierra Club, Loess Hills Audubon, Plymouth County Democrats and Iowa Workforce Development Task Force. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and maintaining bluebird houses.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jane Ellen of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Thomas Duane of Ontario, Ore., and James Erwin of Des Moines; a stepdaughter, Jean L. Parden of Oceanside, Calif.; a stepson, George Gerald Parden III and his wife, Wendy, of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Joanne Lippold and her husband, Earl, of Shelby, Iowa, Marlene Pangburn and her husband, Max, of Atlantic, Iowa, and Carol Anne Malloy of Gray, Iowa; four brothers and their wives, Virgil and Mollie of Sun Valley, Calif., Darold and Janet and Dallas and Barb, all of Avoca, Iowa, and Eldon "Butch" and Sandy of Walnut; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eugene and Robert.
A memorial fund has been established for the Youth Ministry of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Jeffrey J. Johannes
Jeffrey John Johannes, 20, of Sioux City died suddenly Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church, with the Rev. A.E. Vehling officiating. Burial will be in Creston Fairview Cemetery, Creston, Neb., with the Rev. Brad Birtell officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.
Mr. Johannes was born June 13, 1978, in Columbus, Neb., the son of Vernon and Bonnie (Ritter) Johannes. He graduated from Sioux City North High School.
He served an internship at Gateway and was employed as a computer operator for People and Machines. He was employed at Navarrete's Restaurant for several years.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoyed movies, camping and computers.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Shane, at home; paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Dolores and Norbert Dietloff of Norfolk, Neb.; paternal great-grandmother, Erna Englebart of Columbus, Neb.; maternal grandmother, Donna Ritter of Creston; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Doncheski of Clarkson, Neb.; and a special friend, Angie Miller.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher; and two grandfathers, Robert Ritter and Melvin Johannes.
Earl W. Rockwood
Earl W. Rockwood, 86, of Sioux City died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, in Sioux City.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel, with the Rev. Susan Miller, chaplain of Hospice, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Rockwood was born May 12, 1912, in Springfield, S.D., the son of Theodore and Anna (Shrull) Rockwood. He was raised in Springfield and the Siouxland areas.
He married Gladys McShane in 1940. The couple resided in Sioux City.
He was a trucking contractor with the U.S. Post Office Star Route Department and Sioux City Journal rural route delivery service. He was also employed with Railway Express Agency.
He was a member of Landmark Lodge 103 A.F.&A.M., Sioux City Scottish Rite Bodies, Abu Bekr Shrine Temple and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2492.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Dr. James and Jeanette of Plano, Texas, and Ronald and Virginia of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Carol Ann Arndt of McKinney, Texas; and three grandchildren, Jay, Johanna and Andrew.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Williamson.
Murel L. Kleinberg
Murel L. Kleinberg, 91, of South Sioux City died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. Burial will be in Wynot Cemetery, Wynot, Neb. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Marion E. Warfield
Marion E. Warfield, 96, of Sioux City died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visit-ation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Warfield was born Oct. 27, 1902, in Tyndall, S.D., the daughter of George and Nora (Brown) McGlauflin. She graduated from Cathedral of the Epiphany in 1920.
She was employed as a secretary for Miller-Kidder Chevrolet in Sioux City.
She married John R. "Dick" Warfield on March 9, 1925, in Sioux City. He died in 1979.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas of Sioux City and Robert of Midland, Texas; a daughter, Marjorie Jones of Lakeland, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and John; a daughter, Mary Helen Roscamp; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimers Association Big Sioux Chapter in Sioux City.
Norman A. Tieck
Norman A. Tieck, 67, of Sioux City died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visit-ation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mr. Tieck was born July 8, 1931, in Sioux City, the son of Herman and Mary Ann Tieck. He attended Central High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He married Janet Eslava on Nov. 27, 1952, in Sioux City. She died May 29, 1982, in Canada.
He married Cynthia Ball on Aug. 3, 1983, in Elk Point, S.D.
He lived in Sioux City during the winter months and in Canada during the summer months. He owned and operated Deer Horn Lodge in Saskatchewan, Canada.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Saskatchewan Outfitters Association and Experimental Aircraft Association. He enjoyed flying and working on airplanes.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce and his wife, Debbie, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Neal of Ames, Iowa; three daughters, Patti Tieck of Sioux City, Cheryl and her husband, Steve Black, of South Sioux City and Jane Ross and her husband, Louis Iacopetti, of Gilbert, Ariz.; two stepsons and their wives, Kevin and Kathy Van Den Top of Omaha, Neb., and Keith and Michelle Van Den Top of Andover, Minn.; a stepdaughter and her husband, Kimberly and Kent Caniglia of Papillion, Neb.; a brother and his wife, Duane and Ora of Sioux City; four grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan Black and Joshua and Rachel Tieck; and four stepgrandchildren, Amanda, Andrew, Benjamin and Scott Van Den Top.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.
Cornelius "Case" Dykstra
Cornelius "Case" Dykstra, 85, of Sioux City died Tuesday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Helen L. Gilmore
Helen L. Gilmore, 94, of Sioux City died Monday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
BLAIR, Neb. - Harold Matney, 74, of Blair died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair.
Mr. Matney was born April 9, 1924, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Fred and Opal (Wilson) Matney.
He graduated from South Sioux City High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was employed as a salesman for Old Home Bread, then owned and operated Harold's Super Saver Grocery Store in Walthill, Neb. He later worked at First National Bank in Walthill for 12 years, then at Norwest Bank in Norfolk, Neb. He moved to Blair in 1980. He served as the C.E.O. for Blair Bank from 1980 to 1984, when he retired.
He married Rhonda Rasmussen on Sept. 20, 1985, in Blair.
Following his retirement, he worked part time selling insurance, managed Blair Golf Club for two years and worked at Blair Mini Mart.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Tangier Shrine, Blair Rotary, Kiwanis and Optimist Club.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jill and Jayme Matney, both of Blair, and Elaine and her husband, Joe Van Ackeren, of Norfolk; a son and his wife, Donald and Judy of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Pam Matney of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bess Greenleaf of Mesa, Ariz., Betty Craig of Lakeville, Minn., Edna Pojar of South Sioux City and Burdell Tatman of Mesa, Ariz.; and two brothers and their wives, Fred Jr. and Laverne of Scott City, Kan., and Duane and Mary of Belmont, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Larry.
Ronald L. Pullen
SPENCER, Iowa - Ronald L. Pullen, 45, of Spencer died Monday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
VAIL, Iowa - Arthur Ruch, 78, of Vail died Monday at Eventide Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Presbyterian Church in Vail. Burial will be in Vail Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Florence S. Walker
MACY, Neb. - Florence S. Walker, 54, of Macy died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at USPHS Hospital in Winnebago, Neb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Alfred Gilpin Center in Macy, with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating. Burial will be in Omaha Indian Cemetery. Visitation will be today at the residence of Gertrude Clay in Macy. Native American services will be Thursday at the Omaha Tribal Building in Macy, with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cayou in charge.
Mrs. Walker was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Macy, the daughter of Edison and Cecilia (Freemont-Walker) Grant.
She married Ben Walker on July 27, 1992, in Dakota City.
She was employed as a cook at the school for 18 years.
Survivors include her husband; three children, Brenda and Naftaly Irra of South Sioux City, Mark Grant and his companion, Luella Lyons, of Macy and Cecelia Grant Gracia and her husband, Edgar Gracia Sr., of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; two stepbrothers, Bert Walker and Edwin Walker; and two stepsisters, Arlene Walker and Emmaline Sanchez.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Curtis.
MARCUS, Iowa - Viola Barry, 78, of Marcus died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Richard Remmes officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a Catholic Daughter of America rosary at 3 p.m. and a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at Earnest and Roethler Funeral Home in Marcus.
Mrs. Barry was born May 27, 1920, in Quimby, Iowa, the daughter of John and Lizzie (Rex) Ihms. She was raised in the Quimby area and graduated from Holstein (Iowa) High School in 1938.
She did housework and worked in a restaurant in Quimby. She moved to Cherokee, Iowa, where she worked in a dress shop.
She married John P. Barry Jr. on Jan. 23, 1945, in Cherokee. The couple moved to a farm near Marcus. He died July 12, 1983.
She moved into Marcus in May 1987 and entered Heartland Care Center in November 1996.
She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, St. Ann's Guild, Catholic Daughters of America, where she was a past grand regent, Marcus Senior Citizens and Farm Bureau.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Gerald and Mary of Owatonna, Minn., James and Nancy of Cold Springs, N.Y., Douglas and Cindy of Holstein and Michael and Caryn of Marcus; two sisters and their husbands, Helen and Ivar Carlson of Aurelia, Iowa, and Wilma and Dale Stieneke of Quimby; a sister-in-law, Margaret Lange of Paullina, Iowa; a brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. Richard and Pat Barry of Valley, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Darlene L. Blumeyer
BOYDEN, Iowa - Darlene L. Blumeyer, 60, of Boyden died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Presbyterian Church in Boyden. Burial will be in Lyon County First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, rural George, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.
FORDYCE, Neb. - Jerome Arens, 75, of Fordyce died Tuesday at Hartington Nursing Center in Hartington, Neb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Constance, Neb. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary at 2 p.m., at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Theresa M. Poltz
ST. HELENA, Neb. - Theresa M. Poltz, 98, of St. Helena died Sunday at Hartington Nursing Center in Hartington, Neb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Harry C. Freymuller
BLENCOE, Iowa - Harry Charles Freymuller, 82, of Des Moines, formerly of Blencoe, died Monday at Urbandale Rehabilitation and Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ in Blencoe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Iowa. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa, Iowa.
Helen M. Johnson
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Helen Margaret Johnson, 84, of Orange City, formerly of Greene, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at the Long Term Care Facility of Orange City Municipal Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at American Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Harlan Van Oort officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene, with the Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 7, 1914, near Greene, the daughter of Harold R. and Margaret G. (Montgomery) Stuntz.
She graduated from Greene High School in 1931. She attended nurses' training in Chicago for one year and received her teaching certificate from the University of Northern Iowa.
She married William S. "Bill" Johnson on Feb. 12, 1937, in Greene. The couple farmed and raised turkeys near Greene for 25 years, with a brief time in Rockford, Iowa. They retired and moved into Greene. He died March 13, 1965, in Greene.
She was employed as a bookkeeper with Echelberger John Deere in Greene for 16 years. She moved to Orange City in January 1983. She entered Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City in January 1998 and moved to the Long Term Care Facility in October 1998.
While living in Greene, she was a member of Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School, the women's society, Good Cheer Circle, and Packard Club. In Orange City, she was a member of American Reformed Church and Ruth Circle. She was active in Senior Citizen Dinner Date in Orange City and Greene.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynne and her husband, Edward B. Grossmann, of Orange City and LaVon Steere of Greene; two sons and their wives, Jerry and Dixie of Gaylord, Minn., and Thomas and Cindy of Greene; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Clyde and Fern Stuntz of Greene; a sister and her husband, Laura Jane and Ted Bedell of Star Prairie, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Irene Stuntz of Greene; and a brother-in-law, Leo Holzschuh of Wishram, Wash.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marie Andrean; a son-in-law, Jerry Steere; a brother, James Stuntz; and a sister, Anna Holzschuh.
Memorials may be directed to Sioux County Hospice.
Janice M. Teel
HORNCIK, Iowa - Janice Marie Teel, 65, of Hornick died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Hornick, with the Rev. Ed Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Willow Township Cemetery, rural Holly Springs, Iowa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Wood Funeral Home in Sloan, Iowa.
Mrs. Teel was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Whiting, Iowa, the daughter of William "Ford" and Marie Elizabeth (Luchsinger) Skinner.
She graduated from Hornick High School in 1950. She attended Wyane State College in Wayne, Neb., for one year and Morningside College in Sioux City for one year.
She married Dale S. Teel on Aug. 1, 1953, in Sioux City.
She was employed as a secretary for Sioux City Board of Education, as a head cook at Westwood Community School for many years and in the dietary department at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.
She was member of United Methodist Church and American Legion Hindman-Steele Auxiliary Post 492 of Hornick.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Michael and his friend, Susan Claeys, and Clifford and his wife, Lori, all of Hornick; two daughters, Peggy and her husband, John Beem, of Villisca, Iowa, and Deborah Teel and her friend, Gary Olson, of Oxford, Ala.; four grandchildren, Lindsey, Ashley, Johnny and Halee; a sister, Karen Yarbrough of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Delores Skinner.
Warren H. Jenkins
HARTLEY, Iowa - Warren H. Jenkins, 78, of Hartley died Monday at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Arthur W. Kirchoff Post 288 of Hartley. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Hartley.
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Roy Wiggains, 91, of Wakefield died Monday at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wakefield Christian Church. Burial will be in Wakelfield Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield.
Thelma C. Anderson
ROSALIE, Neb. - Thelma Claire Anderson, 90, of Rosalie died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, at Pender Care Centre in Pender, Neb.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Rosalie, with the Rev. Jeanette Fagerberg officiating. Burial will be in Bancroft Cemetery, Bancroft, Neb. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender.
Mrs. Anderson was born June 24, 1908, near Hardesty, Okla., the daughter of Ora De Loss and Velma Maude Copple. She moved to Rosalie with her family as a child.
She graduated from Rosalie Public School in 1925 and attended Wayne State College. She then taught school for two years.
She married Andrew Anderson Jr. on May 22, 1928. The couple farmed near Rosalie and Bancroft for many years. In 1954, she moved into Rosalie. She entered Pender Care Centre in 1991.
She was a member of Rosalie First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and a charter member of Jolly Neighbors Club in Bancroft.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Janice and Curtis Weborg and Marilyn and Harold Rink, all of Pender; a daughter-in-law, Evonne Anderson and her husband, Ron, of Lyons, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Andrew Lee; a sister; and four brothers.
Francis D. Bertrand
Francis D. "Speed" Bertrand, 63, of Salix, Iowa died Saturday; Larkin Morningside Funeral Home.